December Tarotscopes

BARBARI Mindfulness, Tarot, Thoughts

Happy Sagittarius season babes! I am truly blown away at how fast this year has gone by. Thank you so much to those who have been tuning into these monthly messages and *hopefully* receiving useful guidance. Thank you to those who are new to my messages as well, I’m glad they reached you.

This month’s messages serve as a prompt. What is something to reflect on before this year is over? I want y’all to think really broad. (hello Sagittarius!) How do these questions impact all facets of life? We are gems. We radiate and glean in so many ways.  Write down your thoughts or speak them aloud, and you are encouraged to engage deeper with these messages. Yes, reading this once may suffice, but I recommend sitting with these questions below. The more you ponder them, the more you’re likely to uncover.


For these tarot messages, I used the Neo Tarot deck. Illustrated by Daiana Ruiz, its accompanying book was written by Jerico Mandybur. Daiana Ruiz is a visual artist and illustrator based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jerico Mandybur is a tarot reader, spiritual coach, and bestselling author. Neo Tarot fuzes illustrations of androgynous humans with card interpretations, affirmations, and self-care tips corresponding to their respective cards. 


For this month’s tarot forecast, I’m pulling one card for each element: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Read the element that corresponds to your sun sign and rising sign if you feel called to. To find out your natal chart information, CafeAstrology has a pretty comprehensive beginner’s chart interpretation, though I highly recommend consulting your local astrologer to get a natal chart reading done. Novaa Network has a great directory to search through! 

Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Air: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

Earth: Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

The Elements

Water 🜄

The Empress (reversed) 

Have you been producing to your detriment? Who is filling your cup? Before this year comes to a close, reconnect with your body. The Empress wants you to reflect on how your body and your relationship to it has changed or shifted. What about your relationship to sensuality and sexuality? To the erotic? How have you softened this year? (With yourself &/or others). The Empress, a card associated with Venus, highlights your relationship to producing, nurturing, and mothering. My definition of “mothering” goes beyond a gender or sex binary; I define it as anything you have a deep connection to and are seeing through to its growth and development. Look at how your relationship to creativity has changed or been impacted. Identify and locate any expectations you set for yourself and goals. Where are they stemming from? As we speak of mothering, this brings attention to your relationship with nature and the earth. What are you doing to help maintain or preserve the land you reside on?

Air 🜁

4 of Cups 

This month, the cards want you to reflect on your ability to make decisions, especially when you feel compromised. How have you been tuning into or pushing your emotions away this year? Indulging or ignoring them? Reflect on how you make time to process these feelings or decisions. Look back at the ways you’ve been accountable and have been able to change certain behaviors (whether with yourself or others.) What about the ways that you plan your next moves? Do you ghost everyone or communicate with them? Reflect on the opportunities you’ve had, including opportunities for love, work, joy, pleasure, accountability, reflection, and redemption. It wouldn’t be Sagittarius season if the cards don’t ask about the introspection you’ve engaged in this year. How has it helped process or integrate experiences &/or new information? How has it aided your realizations, epiphanies, sacred moments, or reckonings? 

Fire 🜂

Queen of Cups 

Before this year wraps up, reflect on your emotional and spiritual growth. As a fire sign, this honestly is so much easier said than done (LOL). Buuuut, it’s important! The ways you process and integrate certain emotions or emotional responses have shifted,  whether you’re conscious of it or not. Reflect on your spiritual gifts and practice: which ones have been discovered or grown? How has your ability to engage in selfless love in relation to your practice, but also yourself and others, changed? (Despite haters who try shit.) As you ponder these questions, keep your intuition in mind. How much attention have you paid to your intuition this year? Did you shrug it off? Surely you’ve had a hunch about at least one thing this year. Finally, the Queen of Cups wants you to reflect on the ways you’ve sabotaged or defeated yourself. How have others tried it? How did you respond or take action? There is so much information to be gleaned from these experiences. 

Earth 🜃

7 of Cups 

This month, the 7 of Cups wants you to reflect on the ways you have or haven’t been able to to make a decision. How did it impact your quality of life? Reflect on all the dreams you’ve had this year: the ones in your sleep, your daydreams, your goals, and aspirations. Think deeply about the ways you’ve prioritized them. Reflect on ways you’ve been able to identify and see through bullshit in your work and home life. (Y’all are good at that). How have you addressed your shadow self this year? Reflect on all the work you’ve done to parse out what is a trigger, trauma response, &/or behavioral pattern. A large theme with the 7 of Cups is illusion and clouded vision. Reflect on those moments this year: what helped you navigate that time? It could be a person, thought pattern, object or tool. Look at the moments where you’ve been able to tap in and connect with your heart’s desire and joys. What areas of life have you kept restrained? Yourself? Your vision? Lastly, how have you been patient and graceful with yourself and others? Who have you been extending more of it to? Remember, it’s a fine balance.

Leo Ariel is a nonbinary Caribbean Bruja whose interpretations come from a trauma-informed, queer, anticapitalist, non-Eurocentric perspective, weaving in astrology and numerology. Their work aims to heal the effects of oppressive, hegemonic systems and their energies, all while uplifting and empowering those who are most marginalized in our communities.⁠